Reduced counts in U.S. cases and deaths are the result of states and territories not reporting the information for some or all of the weekend. Those states and territories are: Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Northern Mariana Islands, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, U.S. Virgin Islands, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Typically, these states" Monday updates include the weekend totals.
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On November 16, 2021, Wisconsin posted an update indicating deaths data would not be updated during the week of November 22, due to staff availability.
On October 30, 2020, our data source for test data, the Covid Tracking Project, changed its definition of the contents of its totalTestResults field for Wisconsin. We use this data for our positivity calculation denominator. This will will likely reduce the state's positivity percentage because people are deduplicated people less frequently, resulting in a bigger denominator.